First and foremost, our academy is a community where all members have equal value and worth. We encourage our students to contribute actively in shaping the educational experience they and their fellow students receive. Any student in any classroom in any year, has a voice that should be heard and our Student Voice programme facilitates this in our academy.
Student voice is structured to reflect the British constitutional system and promote the fundamental British values of law, democracy and liberty. Every year all students engage in a democratic election process to elect a Prime Minister and Deputy Prime minister. Each tutor group is represented by a cabinet member in Student Voice. Student Voice cabinets act as satellite groups, each responsible for developing whole academy initiatives be it sustainability, charity, creative arts, anti-bullying and mental wellbeing ambassadors etc. Student Voice is supervised by a member of staff and led by their student Prime Minister supported by their Deputy Prime Minister and cabinet leads. Student Voice meets regularly and invites the Principal to attend. It is given a high profile within our academy.
Students remain at the heart of our Trust and Student Voice sits at the heart of our academy. Through student voice roles, young people take a part in the ongoing improvements in the academy be it environmental, charitable or focused on their learning.